This Weeks News

Date: May 26, 2019

Team Prayers at St Matthew’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Ascension Day The Wimbledon Team Ascension Day Service will be held on Thursday 30th May at 8pm, St Matthew’s.  The sermon will be reflecting on an image of the ascending Christ. Followed by refreshments.  All welcome.

Saturday 8th June 6pm, St John’s Summer Concert “Wish You Were Here”. Local bands and choirs – including St John’s Singers – performing a variety of music to raise money for Faith in Action and our own church re-lighting project.  Please come along and if you feel able to help on the day, or by baking cakes beforehand, please see Jane Long.

Parish Pentecostal Pilgrimage to Southwark, Sunday June 9th. Share a picnic at St Mark’s from 12pm and then walk up through parks to the Thames at Wandsworth and then along the Thames Path to Southwark cathedral (17.5kms, roughly 4-5hrs) in time for their evening service at 6pm.  If interested, please see Jane Long/sign up at St John’s so we know numbers.

Several shorter routes (12km, 5km, 2km with public transport part of the way) are options if this is too far but you would still like to be part of the day.

Sat 29th June, 6pm. Yunghee is organising a Korean BBQ in the church hall and garden, please put date in your diaries, further details next week.

Choral Scholarship Fund: The St John’s Singers were joined by our new choral scholars Rosalind Dobson and Charlie Broad in September 2018 and they were welcomed with open arms. We will be continuing the scholarship scheme this year in order to help students with their ever increasing education fees and to support the St John’s Singers in their important role here at St John’s. Huge thanks must go to those who contributed and continue to support this important scheme, but we now need to raise an extra £4,000 on top of funds already received for this to go ahead.

Please get in contact with Rachel or Rob if you feel you would like to contribute.

Heaven & Earth: Vasari Singers, chaired by Alex Brougham [from St Mary’s], will be performing their first concert in Wimbledon on Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm at St Matthew’s Church. This highly acclaimed chamber choir will sing a selection of music rooted both in Heaven and on Earth, including movements from Frank Martin’s divine Mass for Double Choir; songs on Heaven, evening, flowers and love by Kodály, Saint Saëns, Finzi, Harris and Parry; and culminating in some favourite close harmony arrangements in the same theme by Ward Swingle and others. Tickets available at, or for cash on the door.

Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Part time Senior Project Worker 17.5 hrs a week. The Senior Project Worker will assist the Project Manager in running our Drop In Centre for adult individuals who are homeless or vulnerably housed, suffering from adverse circumstances and in need of help in acquiring a settled way of life.  Presently operating on Wednesdays and Fridays, based at the Salvation Army Hall, Kingston Rd, Wimbledon, SW19. Salary:  £15,461 per annum, point 32 on the Local Authority spinal column scale plus OLA for 17.5 hours a week. Closing Date:  Friday 28th June. Interviews: Tuesday 9th July.
For full details and application pack please email:

FUNDRAISING for St John’s Re-lighting Project. Our next big project at St John’s is to replace the ‘temporary’ lights so that the church is properly lit. We should have a priced scheme available in the next couple of weeks, but we already know it will cost more than we have available so we will need to start fundraising.

Fundraising Diary Dates: ‘St John’s Cream Tea’ on Sun 21st July
‘St John’s Christmas Fair’, Sat 23rd Nov

If you would like to get involved in any of the fundraising ideas, please can you let Jane Long know, thanks!



Service times


8:15am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00am Children's Service - Twice a month
10:15am Sung Eucharist